Tech

Apple launches the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max

Apple launches the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max

What this allows Apple to do is to collect a lot more data at higher accuracy and try to determine the scenario that you're in.

The iPhone XS is entirely waterproof and liquid proof, with the most durable glass ever on a smartphone.

Just like last year's iPhone X model.

Wednesday's announcements came shortly after the company appeared to leak the new devices on its website.

But the reaction so far isn't as heated as it was when Apple announced it was doing away with the headphone jack back in 2017.

Apple will no longer include a Lightning-to-3.5mm headphone jack adapter with new iPhone purchases.

Well, welcome to the future everyone.

So there's no more Home button?

The TL;DR version? Nothing revolutionary.

The iPhone Xs is the latest version of the middle-sized iPhone, with a 5.8-inch screen.

More news: Djokovic tops del Potro to win U.S. Open, 14th Slam title

We'll start with the XS.

A new augmented-reality Measure app will let you - ahem - measure distances with only your phone camera. The GPU is up to 50% faster than the GPU in the A11 Bionic processor in the iPhone X. The A12 Bionic chip can handle up to 5 trillion operations per second, compared to the 600 billion for the iPhone X. This gives the device a bigger display than an iPhone 8 Plus in a smaller overall handset.

The Max is the Xs' bigger brother. That's mostly because of the phone's massive display - at 6.5-inches diagonal, this is the biggest screen that Apple has ever squeezed into a smartphone.

Meanwhile, Apple says the XR will go an additional 90 minutes past the battery life of the 8 Plus.

Yes and no. It's still an LCD panel, unlike the iPhone XS, which uses and OLED screen.

Interestingly it's got a bigger screen than the XS, coming in a 6.1 inches. Here I'm still hoping one day we can see even thinner models, as it's my personal least favourite aspect of smartwatches in general.

Both the Xs and Xs Max models are equipped with a TrueDepth camera for FaceID and a camera in the front and the back.

And the XR model is the cheapest at $1,229 for the 64GB and $1,479 for the 512GB model. The Apple Watch can detect irregular heartbeats and detect if you might have a problem with your heart. All of this unlocks new experiences for games, photography, video editing and graphics-intensive apps while still offering great battery life.

CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 11: Phil Schiller, senior vice president of worldwide marketing at Apple Inc., at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park on September 12, 2018 in Cupertino, California. The processor in the new iPhones is more advanced than any rival product, capable of the kind of heavy lifting once consigned exclusively to supercomputers. For example Apple claims the new watch is able to discern between falling, tripping and slipping just based on the movements that the person makes - whose detection is now enables by the new hardware sensor capabilities.


  • Three hurricanes churn the Atlantic; 1 could impact East Coast

    Three hurricanes churn the Atlantic; 1 could impact East Coast

    He said the city's emergency operations center will be partially activated Wednesday and fully activated on Thursday. Officials in Virginia, North Carolina, and SC have issued emergency warnings ahead of Florence's possible landfall.
    Aitzaz apologises for remarks on Begum Kulsoom’s illness following her demise

    Aitzaz apologises for remarks on Begum Kulsoom’s illness following her demise

    However, she was soon forced to move to London for treatment, and was unable to return and formally take oath for the seat. Politicians from various political parties and high-level government officials also expressed deep grief over the death.
    Del Potro into US Open final as Nadal quits with knee injury

    Del Potro into US Open final as Nadal quits with knee injury

    Nadal would figure to have a tougher time in his fourth meeting with del Potro in the last of five Grand Slam tournaments. For del Potro , it was an odd way to return to an important summit. "I am sad for him but I'm also happy to do my best".
  • Rumor mill: 5 things to expect from Apple's new iPhone(s)

    Rumor mill: 5 things to expect from Apple's new iPhone(s)

    According to the rumours and leaks doing the rounds, Apple will likely unveil three new iPhones on Wednesday, September 12th. A rumor is circulating on the web that Apple would name the large display version of its new iPhone as the iPhone XS Max .
    Obama demands return to 'sanity' in politics in second swipe at Trump

    Obama demands return to 'sanity' in politics in second swipe at Trump

    Speaking to supporters at a fundraiser in Fargo, North Dakota, he dismissed Obama's speech. Next week he'll be in OH to campaign for Richard Cordray and other Democrats.
    Dallas officer kills man after entering wrong apartment

    Dallas officer kills man after entering wrong apartment

    Two women who live on the second floor near where the shooting happened said they heard a lot of noise late Thursday. Renee Hall requested a manslaughter warrant for the officer. "I love you with all of my heart", she wrote.
  • Trump Jr.: Only Small Group Can Be Trusted in White House

    Trump Jr.: Only Small Group Can Be Trusted in White House

    Trump during the 2016 campaign and initially led his transition effort, said in a tweet that several statements Mr. When Cohn asked Trump why he clung to such views, Trump responded, "I just do".
    Hurricane Florence Tracker: Warnings Sent Out for North, South Carolina

    Hurricane Florence Tracker: Warnings Sent Out for North, South Carolina

    In the case of Florence, there was an upper-level trough that helped to fuel the monster hurricane's rapid intensification. He has declared states of emergency for North and SC ahead of the storm, which frees up help from federal agencies.
    United Kingdom  calls Security Council talks on poison case

    United Kingdom calls Security Council talks on poison case

    British police have released photos of a perfume bottle they say was used in the attempted assassination of a former Russian spy. May said the attack "was not a rogue operation" and was nearly certainly approved at a "senior level of the Russian state".
  • Apple introduces iPhone XR

    Apple introduces iPhone XR

    Apple is preparing to unveil their new iPhone at a big tech event, and the public can see the big reveal by streaming it online. Apple also showed off several interesting new capabilities of the new lines of phones, including augmented reality and games.
    Bishop Accused Of Rape: Is The Church Covering Up Sexual Abuse?

    Bishop Accused Of Rape: Is The Church Covering Up Sexual Abuse?

    The accused had allegedly threatened to disclose the nun's confessions, made in the church, and used it to draw sexual favours. A case was registered by the Kottayam police on 28 June and Mulakkal is said to have been questioned last month.
    IPhone 2018 Release Date Leaked: When You Can Buy

    IPhone 2018 Release Date Leaked: When You Can Buy

    This year it is also expected that company might introduce the new iPhones in new colour variants as well. This week is a big one for fans of Apple smartphones, as the company will announce iPhones on Wednesday.